Architectural Lantern Slides of France

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

Lantern slides created in France during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include churches and cathedrals, castles, palaces, public buildings, bridges, sculpture, artifacts taken from other countries, and street scenes. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Some images include people and fashions of the time.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Bridges

Theaters

Mosques

Windmills

Architecture

Abbeys

Churches

Cathedrals

Fountains

Statues

Hotels

Castles

City Halls

Historical gardens

Palaces

Spatial Coverage

Amiens

Paris

Laon

Bourg-en-Bresse

Fontainebleau

Bayeux

Blois

Limoges

France

Mont-Saint-Michel

Strasbourg

Chartres

Versailles

Vézelay

Chantilly

Rouen

Arles

Saint-Denis

Caen

Dijon

Bourges

Reims

Chambord

Avignon

Chenonceaux

Périgueux

Parc de Saint-Cloud

Tours

Compiègne

Vincennes

Angoulême

Poitiers

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Dauphin Fountain, by François Masson, commemorates the marriage of the Dauphin, the future Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in 1770.

    Built by Mathieu Réaulme, the building is covered with exuberant carving of animals, real and fantastic. There are nine canopied niches, probably meant to hold the “brave nine” heroes, a common theme in town halls. Nine heroes of three ages, (pagan, Jewish, Christian): Hector, Alexander and Caesar, Joshua, David and Judah Maccabee, Arthur, Charlemagne a…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The complex has a Late Gothic wall with crenelated battlements and belfry (1498) enclosing a courtyard with a highly ornate Renaissance building. The facade is decorated with the arms of La Rochelle and Henry IV, and numerous gargoyles, statues, and carvings. There is a gallery (loggia) with nine arches borne by Corinthian columns. The decoration includes the monograms of Henry IV and Marie de Medici and statues of the cardinal virtues.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01